New equity partner for homegrown community app

OurHood community app
A screen grab from the OurHood Community App marketing video

OurHood, a South African digital platform that aims to strengthen communities by connecting neighbours, has attracted a new equity partner in the form of Cape Town based software development house Lightswitch Solutions.

Lightswitch Solutions will oversee the ongoing development, updates and improvements of the OurHood App, available on the Google Play and Apple AppStore as well as the website build.

“Tech development skills are both difficult to come by, and exceptionally expensive. To have an outstanding partner like Lightswitch on board to provide the software expertise is essential for us to deliver a high quality, slick product,” said OurHood Co-Founder Bruce Good.

“Over the past four years we have seen how great the demand has been for a private app for neighbourhoods, we’re thrilled to be able to deliver a product that meets this demand.”

Keelan Whiting, CEO of Lightswitch said: “We are really proud of the iOS and Android Apps that we’ve built for OurHood. To be an equity partner forms part of our business strategy to not only deliver products for our clients, but to have our team build our own products which we can showcase to the world.” –